Re: progress?

Date: Thu Feb 25 1999 - 12:12:03 EET

     They don't understand what "rocket science" is either.
     They don't remember a time when you cooked food in a pot on the stove
     instead of heating a pre-packaged individual or family sized
     microwaveable plastic dish.
     Try to explain what PC means...They can't remember when computers took
     up an entire room, stored data on tape and didn't have a monitor to
     display the output.
     Shopping malls have always been around.
     ATM cards give you access to cash anytime.
     Bankers hours meant 9:00am to 5:00pm.
     How about carbon paper to make copies of your resume.
     That you should use sun block at the beach to avoid skin cancer.
     What "Air Mail" was.
     Federal Express was used sparingly.
     Stores weren't open on Sunday.
     Gym shoes were made of canvas. and were inexpensive.
     Plastic was synonymous with cheap.
     What a foreign car was and that there use to be three big US
     You heard Swing music only on the Lawrence Welk Show.
     What a TV test pattern was.
     Wow, I feel old.
     Larry Blasch
     Systems Administrator for Engineering Services
     OPW Fueling Components
     P.O. Box 405003 Voice: (513) 870-3356
     Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA Fax: (513) 870-3338
     * "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else." *

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Subject: progress?
Author: Elaine Hunt <> at internet
Date: 2/25/99 9:01 AM

Food for thought about today's college generation and what this means to
product development.

> 1. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
born > in 1980.
> 2. They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and did not know
> he had ever been shot.
> 3. They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
> 4. Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
> 5. There has been only one Pope. They can only really remember one
> president.
> 6. There were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the
> Cold War.
> 7. They have never feared a nuclear war. "The Day After" is a pill to them,
> not a movie.
> 8. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
> 9. Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
> 10. Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
> 11. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
> 12. Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
> 13. The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
> 14. They have never owned a record player.
> 15. They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.
> 16. Star Wars looks very fake to them, and the special effects are pathetic.
> 17. There have always been red M&M's and blue ones are not new. There used
> to be beige ones?
> 18. They may have heard of an 8 track, but probably never have actually seen
> or heard one.
> 19. The Compact Disc was introduced when they were just a year old.
> 20. As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 32 cents.
> 21. They have always had an answering machine.
> 22. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen
> a black-and-white TV.
> 23. They have always had cable.
> 24. There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what Beta is.
> 25. They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
> 26. They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
> 27. Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
> 28. The Tonight Show has always been with Jay Leno.
> 29. They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
> 30. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
> 31. They have never seen Larry Bird play, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a
> football player.
> 32. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
> 33. The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as W.W.I, W.W.II, or even
> the Civil War.
> 34. They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
> 35. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
> 36. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
> 37. They never heard: "Where's the beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel,"or
> "de plane, de plane!"
> 38. They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
> 39. The Titanic was found? I thought we always knew where it was.
> 40. Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
> 41. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
> 42. There has always been MTV.
> 43. There have always been Cell Phones
> 44. Wars are watched Live on TV as they happen
> 45. Disney World has always existed
> 46 They never heard of Roy Rodgers, Sky King, The Lone
> Ranger, Hop-A-Long Cassidy or Captain Kangeroo
Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine T. Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
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